Bulletin for the Week of September 4th, 2022

13th Sunday after Pentecost

Order of Service



Welcome/Opening Prayer

Hymn of Praise: UMH #399 – “Take My Life, and Let It Be” (All Verses)

Call to Worship:
Leader: The table of God’s love is set before us.
PEOPLE: Let us come to the banquet.
Leader: The table of God’s grace is set before us..
PEOPLE: Let us come to the banquet.
Leader: The table of God’s salvation is set before us.
PEOPLE: Let us come to the banquet.
Leader: But before you come, you must know—all are invited to the table:
PEOPLE: the rich and the poor,
Leader: the old and the young,
PEOPLE: the conservative and the liberal,
Leader: the gracious and the greedy.
PEOPLE: All are invited.
Leader: The table of God’s hospitality is set before us.
PEOPLE: Let us come to the banquet with joy.

Contemporary Song: “Amazing Grace My Chains are Gone”

Celebration & Concerns of Church & Community

Pastoral Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer

Bringing to God our Tithes and Offerings


Prayer of Thanksgiving

New Testament Reading: Luke 14:18-24
Leader: The Word of God for the people of God
PEOPLE: Thanks be to God

Gloria Patri: UMH #70

The Word Proclaimed with Pastor Janet: “Excuses, Excuses”

Communion Music

Holy Communion & Breaking the Bread

Closing Hymn: UMH #393 – “Spirit of the Living God”


Announcements & Community Events

Bible Study & Sunday School: Join us Tuesday and Sunday at 10:00 a.m.

Simplified Board Discussion: Following the service, Pastor Janet will review some of the pros and cons about moving to a Simplified Board. She’d love to have your input as we continue this discussion.

Office Closed: The office will be closed on Monday, Sept. 5th with it being Labor Day.

DUMC on YouTube: Thanks to Austin, our services are now being streamed on YouTube as well as on Facebook. By using YouTube, viewers can now watch services live directly on our website and on their smart TV by using the YouTube app on their TV. This is also perfect for those who don’t have a Facebook account. Turn on notification to get notified when the service starts!

Community Wednesday Night Dinner Kick-Off: Dee has an exciting menu to kick us off on Wednesday, Sept. 7th at 5:30 p.m. Join us, as we look forward to the fellowship and a lovely meal.

Admin Council Meeting: A busy Wed. evening as we will hold our council meeting at 6:30 p.m. We begin to review our last year as our reports are due for Charge Conference. We will also set some new goals for the upcoming year.

Upcoming Events:
GP On-Line Conference: Saturday, 9/10 at 9:30 a.m.
Finance Committee Meeting: Wednesday, 9/21 at 6:30 p.m.
TEFAP: Saturday, 9/24 at 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Frontier Days: Saturday, 10/1 All Day Event
United Women in Faith: Saturday, 10/8 at 9:00 a.m.
Charge Conference Paperwork Due: Monday, 10/10
Charge Conference: 10/23 at Augusta UMC at 5:00 p.m.


Grant Sutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 09-04
Frances Zellers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 09-05
Joyce Houser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 09-06
Kay Jones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 09-06
Brady Roberts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  09-09


None Noted

Serving You Today:

Pastor: Janet Sutter
Liturgist: Dee Moran
Pianist: Cathy Wiedeman